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Welcome to the MFA at HKU!

The MFA at HKU in the School of English, bold and historic, focuses on emerging writers and new creative writing in Hong Kong. This advanced degree in creative writing focuses on the art and craft of telling your own story, “shining a light” as Caryl Phillips has said, on the “human soul.”

The craft of storytelling and creative writing has an enormous and extraordinary history to study and practice. Creative writers tell stories in many forms. The MFA at HKU offers the advanced degree in the following genres:

  • the short story 
  • the novel
  • poetry
  • drama
  • screenwriting
  • and personal history or creative nonfiction.

This part-time, two-year programme offers both depth and specialization. Lively classes and the growing kinship of writers encourages fluid choices and experimentation across genres. By the end of two years, writers will acquire lifelong practices and mastery.

This year, we introduce for writers’ workshops the new HKU Black Box Theatre, open for classes, readings, and practice to all our MFA writers.

The MFA at HKU invites you to join our community of writers, coming together for two years in the beauty and art and discipline of creative writing in Hong Kong.

Please note: We do not offer a degree in children’s books, the graphic novel, or young adult fiction.

The next round of applications will open in December, 2016.





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